CD Seiji Ozawa: The Complete RCA Recordings, Ozawa/CSO

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Discs 6
Record Label RCA Red Seal
Release Date April 21, 2017
Recording Year 1964-1968

"The Chicago Symphony is one of the greatest orchestras I have ever conducted, and I have had no greater glory in music than I have experienced here." With those words, Seiji Ozawa singled out the significance of his Ravinia Festival tenure and ensuing collaboration with the CSO. Between 1965 and 1968, Seiji Ozawa and the orchestra made a series of remarkable albums for RCA. Collected here for the first time in a single box of 6 CDs, with 4 LPs remastered from the original analogue tapes, they represent an early high point - perhaps unsurpassed - in the Japanese maestro's long and distinguished recording career.


Disc 1:

Béla Bartók, Piano Concerto No. 1, Sz 83

Béla Bartók, Piano Concerto No. 3, Sz 119

Peter Serkin (piano)

Disc 2:

Modest Mussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition (Orchestrated by Maurice Ravel)

Benjamin Britten, The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

Disc 3:

Igor Stravinsky, Fireworks, Op. 4

Igor Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring

Disc 4:

Arnold Schoenberg, Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 42

Peter Serkin (piano)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Arnold Schoenberg, Five Piano Pieces, Op. 23

Peter Serkin (piano)

Arnold Schoenberg, Fantasy for Violin and Piano, Op. 47

Arnold Steinhardt (violin)
Peter Serkin (piano)

Disc 5:

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

Modest Mussorgsky, A Night on Bald Mountain (Orchestrated by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov)

Disc 6:

Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

Franz Schubert, Symphony No. 8 in B minor, "Unfinished"

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa (conductor)